We are invited to stay in a farmhouse in Maubec en route to our final destination in Italy in mid April. We are thinking about possibly spending a week or so in Provence. Though I am excited at the opportunity to mingle with the locals and experience the farm life, we would like to really enjoy Provence as it would be our first time there, and worry that it may be bit too far from restaurants/interests that Provence offers. We like staying in one area for extended period of time too, but are not sure if Maubec is a bit remote as it seems on the map. We will have access to a car to roam around, and are open to day trips/overnights as well. We are adventurous couple in our late 30s who consider ourselves to be travelers rather than tourists.
I would love to hear from you if you have experience in eating around this area. In general, which city/area was ideal in your experience for culinary excursions? Specific restaurant recommendations?